Sign the petition: Replace Senator Joe Manchin as Energy Chairman
Senator Joe Manchin has agreed to include $369 billion for climate and energy programs in the upcoming Congressional spending package. This means one thing: it's clear that our pressure is working!
But the passage of historic climate legislation isn't a done deal, especially with Senator Manchin's track record of flip-flopping at the last minute on climate-related legislation.
Manchin owns millions of dollars in coal stocks and earns half a million dollars each year in dividends alone. It should come as surprise to no one that Manchin has previously called the goal of eliminating fossil fuels “very, very disturbing”, along with attacking environmentalists for “unfairly” targeting the burning of coal.
As the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, Manchin is responsible for regulating the fossil fuel industry and has enormous power over hearings on key climate policy issues. He has repeatedly ignored, stalled, or shot-down attempt after attempt to transition our country away from fossil fuels to sustainable alternatives such as wind and solar.
With his refusal to support climate action in Congress, Senator Manchin is not only putting communities, families, seniors, and children at risk by taking away much-needed programs, but he’s consciously advancing global warming. It's time to hold Senator Manchin accountable.Sign the petition: Demand Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer replace Senator Manchin as Chair of the most important environmental committee in the U.S. Senate NOW.